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M&G shareholders reject gilts move

Shareholders in the M&G international sovereign bond fund have rejected proposals to broaden the fund’s investment criteria to allow it to hold gilts.

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LV= to buy Tomorrow

LV= has entered into talks to acquire retirement specialists Tomorrow, formerly GE Life, from Swiss Re and will co-brand products from July this year.

Jan Regnart

The founder of Sipp and wrap consultancy Wealthtime is one of the pioneers in the self-invested pension policy sector and here efforts have helped the Sipp market boom from a niche into a burgeoning and widespread business and she is also a great advocate for wrap platforms but believes many companies could see profitability problems ahead. Interview by Helen Pow.

Standard under fire at AGM

Standard Life chairman Sir Brian Stewart came under fire from shareholders over the performance of endowment policies at its first annual meeting since demutualisation.Stewart, who retired from his position as chairman following the meeting, described Standard’s results since flotation in July 2006 as “remarkable”, prompting questions from shareholders about why it ditched its much vaunted […]

Inheritance tax when it is relevant

Neil Jones is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. A trust can offer significant advantages when an individual is […]

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